# IF - ELSE IF - ELSE Structure in Excel

**Requirement :**

If the string in cell A1 contains "abc" as part of the string

Then assign value "Green"

Else if the string in cell A1 contains "xyz" as part of the string

Then assign value "Yellow"

Else

Assign value "Red"

**I tried this :**

=IF(FIND("~",SUBSTITUTE(A1,"abc","~",1))<>"#VALUE!", "Green", IF(FIND("~",SUBSTITUTE(A1,"xyz","~",1))<>"#VALUE!", "Yellow", "Red"))

It works if first IF is True in other cases it gives #VALUE! as output.

Can't figure out whats wrong.

## Answers

When FIND returns #VALUE!, it is an error, not a string, so you can't compare FIND(...) with "#VALUE!", you need to check if FIND returns an error with ISERROR. Also FIND can work on multiple characters.

So a simplified and working version of your formula would be:

=IF(ISERROR(FIND("abc",A1))=FALSE, "Green", IF(ISERROR(FIND("xyz",A1))=FALSE, "Yellow", "Red"))

Or, to remove the double negations:

=IF(ISERROR(FIND("abc",A1)), IF(ISERROR(FIND("xyz",A1)), "Red", "Yellow"),"Green")

=IF(CR<=10, "RED", if(CR<50, "YELLOW", if(CR<101, "GREEN")))

CR = ColRow (Cell) This is an example. In this example when value in Cell is less then or equal to 10 then RED word will appear on that cell. In the same manner other if conditions are true if first if is false.